Recently, we received a call from a family, located in New Holland, reporting noises coming from walls. Usually, noises in walls and ceilings are indications of rats, mice, or squirrels. With their home, we found usual signs of squirrel entry.
What damage to squirrels cause to a home?
Squirrels are always chewing on something, their teeth are always growing! While it can be entertaining to watch squirrels forage for food and chase each other up trees, they quickly become a safety hazard.
In this situation, the squirrels the squirrels chewed through areas around the gutter, crown molding, and the fascia board. Luckily, none of the wiring was damaged during their chewing. While squirrels in homes are a safety issue, their damage requires a variety of repair processes.
Our Removal & Repair Process
After our inspection of the home was completed, we were able to begin the trapping process. Once the offending squirrels were no longer in the home we repaired the entry points. We sealed the home to prevent squirrels or any other animal from entering.
Furthermore, the clean-up should be handled by a professional. Their droppings are a breeding ground for harmful organisms such as salmonella and leptospirosis. Altogether, extreme care should be taken during the process of squirrel removal.
As an extra measure, we also provide the option of chimney cap installation. Unprotected chimneys are a common entry point for squirrels and other critters.
Additionally, we offer custom screening specific to each home or business. With all of our repairs, we strive to match the existing aesthetic of the structure.
If you are hearing noises in your attic or walls, please call 717-419-0781 or use our contact form. Backyard Wildlife Solutions are your licensed wildlife control technicians for squirrel removal and other animals. We are currently serving all of Central PA: Lancaster, Lebanon, Harrisburg, York, and surrounding counties.